Jack M. Lane Sr., 83, of Huntsville, passed away at 5:50 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Campbell House in Bellefontaine. He was born in Hilliard, Ohio on June 24, 1930 to the late William and Edna (Grubb) Lane. On August 9, 1952 he married the former Josephine Irene Coleman in Columbus and she preceded him in death on April 3, 2012. He was also preceded in death by a brother Jerry Lane.
He is survived by his three children Brenda Sue (Gary) Steed of Findlay, William Paul (Karen) Lane of Lebanon and J.R. (Nina) Lane of Huntsville; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Ben) Nauman, Cindy Steed, Laura Steed, Christy (Shaun) Bensman, David Lane, Billy (Cailean) Lane, Patrick Lane and Caitlyn Lane; nine great-grandchildren: Olivia, Haidyn, Samantha, Brooklyn, Cohen, Noah, Isabella, Harper and Chloe; a sister Jane Gooding of Tennessee; a brother Jim (Phyllis) Lane of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.
Jack was a 1950 graduate of Central High School and a veteran of the US Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. Following his service to his country, Jack worked as a pattern maker at General Castings and retired in 1994. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Lakeview and loved to fish, camp and spend winters in Florida. His life-long hobby and passion was woodworking.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, 321 N. Main Street, Bellefontaine, Ohio with an AmVets service beginning at 6:45 p.m. Father Harold Kist will conduct a funeral service at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9th at the funeral home. Pastor Laura Steed will then conduct a committal service at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Sunset Cemetery and Memorial Park in Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Home Health Hospice, 1083 Fairington Drive, Sidney, Ohio 45365.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.